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(Huffington Post)   If you had Norm Coleman in the "next politican to be investigated by the FBI" lottery, check in at the right to claim your prize   (huffingtonpost.com ) divider line
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2008-12-10 11:49:52 AM  
He's long overdue for that....this should've happened when he was just a corrupt mayor of a podunk city.
 
2008-12-10 12:35:32 PM  
"What's the story Norm?"
"Boy meets beer. Boy drinks beer. Boy meets another beer."
 
2008-12-10 01:19:50 PM  
This is bad news...for Stuart Smalley.
 
2008-12-10 01:59:05 PM  

stpauler: He's long overdue for that....this should've happened when he was just a corrupt mayor of a podunk city.


Of course this was hinted at during the election, but, of course, nobody believed any of these allegations.

/Norm's as sleazy and two-faced as they come
 
2008-12-10 02:13:57 PM  
In before 'The FBI is in the tank for Al Franken' or some such shiat.
 
2008-12-10 02:14:51 PM  
that 'R' by people's names... stands for "corrupt retard", doesn't it? (it's Latin: Retardus Corruptus)
 
2008-12-10 02:14:54 PM  
"Hey Norm, how's the world been treating you?"
"Like a baby treats a diaper."
 
2008-12-10 02:16:59 PM  

rjShadow: that 'R' by people's names... stands for "corrupt retard", doesn't it? (it's Latin: Retardus Corruptus)


Yes and the D stands for corrupt douchebag.
 
2008-12-10 02:19:40 PM  
As a MN voter, I have to say that this information would have been more useful on November 3.

I will be pissed if the state has to pay for this big recount just to have Coleman resign. We are already looking at a HUGE deficit this year.
 
2008-12-10 02:22:42 PM  
"Hey Norm, whats shakin?"
"4 cheeks and 2 chins."

"Hey Norm, howabout a beer?"
"Isn't it a little early Woody?"
"For a beer?"
"No, for stupid questions."

/paraphrased.
 
2008-12-10 02:23:31 PM  

GameSprocket: As a MN voter, I have to say that this information would have been more useful on November 3.

I will be pissed if the state has to pay for this big recount just to have Coleman resign. We are already looking at a HUGE deficit this year.


Isn't the recount mandated by law?
 
2008-12-10 02:27:35 PM  

GameSprocket: As a MN voter, I have to say that this information would have been more useful on November 3. I will be pissed if the state has to pay for this big recount just to have Coleman resign. We are already looking at a HUGE deficit this year.


I'm with you. Because if Coleman "wins" and still then to resign...Doesn't Pawlenty get to appoint our next Senator?

The SMART move at that point would be to send Franken, being as it's STILL a hair's-breadth even split, and that would make the largest amount of constituents happy. But of course, Pawlenty's a Republican, so it's not like he'd even think about taking the will of the other 50% of the voters into consideration.

I'm not sure if it's possible during a recount for one candidate to withdraw and cede the still-technically-ongoing race...But MAN, I hope that's how it plays out. No matter what, this was the most farked-up election ever even before this happened.
 
2008-12-10 02:28:30 PM  

stpauler: ....this should've happened when he was just a corrupt mayor of a podunk city.


More like a left wing government town full of people who produce nothing and expect everything.

Neither paper here has forgiven Norm for leaving the Democrat Party.

More accurately though, he was forced out for the sin of bieng pro-life.
 
2008-12-10 02:29:08 PM  
PARTISAN WITCH HUNT!
 
2008-12-10 02:31:04 PM  

vonster: Isn't the recount mandated by law?


Well, yeah, but it's not like it's free. And GameSprocket's point was that if we'd had this info before the election, it very likely wouldn't have had to happen at all.

With as close as the totals are, this would surely have tipped the totals enough in Al's direction that we could have avoided this mess. And that's a good thing on several levels. We're facing MASSIVE budget shortfalls in Minnesota right now, and a big, pricey recount, mandated or not, is hardly helping.
 
2008-12-10 02:32:24 PM  

TomD9938: Neither paper here has forgiven Norm for leaving the Democrat Party.


The Strib still endorsed him, though...Which I still can't wrap my brain around.
 
2008-12-10 02:39:33 PM  

TomD9938: stpauler: ....this should've happened when he was just a corrupt mayor of a podunk city.

More like a left wing government town full of people who produce nothing and expect everything.

Neither paper here has forgiven Norm for leaving the Democrat Party.

More accurately though, he was forced out for the sin of bieng pro-life.


Yes, the simple sin of wanting to impose his (probably) religiously motivated belief on women. Is that so wrong?

Oh yeah, it is. fark him.
 
2008-12-10 02:40:32 PM  
But...but... the article doesn't mention his party affiliation!

Stupid MSM, dancing around the "R" word!
 
2008-12-10 02:41:34 PM  
I expect the League of Fail to be breaking out the "B-b-b-but Blago!" card any second now.
 
2008-12-10 02:41:51 PM  
I got $10 this gains more MSM traction than the Governor's tapes.
 
Bf+
2008-12-10 02:43:46 PM  
Norm Coleman:

Not good enough...
not smart enough,
and gosh darn it,
people hate him.
 
2008-12-10 02:45:18 PM  

RIDETHEWALRUS: I got $10 this gains more MSM traction than the Governor's tapes.


I wouldn't even bet against that. Considering how tight the Minnesota senate race was, this would be too juicy to pass up.
 
2008-12-10 02:51:23 PM  

MaxxLarge: GameSprocket: As a MN voter, I have to say that this information would have been more useful on November 3. I will be pissed if the state has to pay for this big recount just to have Coleman resign. We are already looking at a HUGE deficit this year.

I'm with you. Because if Coleman "wins" and still then to resign...Doesn't Pawlenty get to appoint our next Senator?


I would think so. Ventura appointed Barkley back in the day.

The SMART move at that point would be to send Franken, being as it's STILL a hair's-breadth even split, and that would make the largest amount of constituents happy. But of course, Pawlenty's a Republican, so it's not like he'd even think about taking the will of the other 50% of the voters into consideration.

I'm not sure if it's possible during a recount for one candidate to withdraw and cede the still-technically-ongoing race...But MAN, I hope that's how it plays out. No matter what, this was the most farked-up election ever even before this happened.


I doubt he would withdraw. He is still a republican and will attempt to hold the seat for the party. Besides, there is a pretty good argument to be made that if Franken doesn't win the recount then the majority of citizens did not want him to be senator. It kind of loses some merit when you think about the fact that the governor would likely appoint someone that NOBODY voted for.
 
2008-12-10 02:58:14 PM  
Franken alluded to this in multiple ads. I wish a few more people had paid attention and not assumed they were just mudslinging.
 
2008-12-10 03:00:25 PM  

AspectRatio: But...but... the article doesn't mention his party affiliation!

Stupid MSM, dancing around the "R" word!


Actually, Twin Cities did say that he was Republican, so your mockery falls flat on its face.
 
2008-12-10 03:02:59 PM  
This smacks of democrat dirty tricks..... F*$king Franken.....
 
2008-12-10 03:03:55 PM  
This investigation involves his sugar daddy, the guy who bought Norm all the suits.
 
2008-12-10 03:04:51 PM  

krelborne: AspectRatio: But...but... the article doesn't mention his party affiliation!

Stupid MSM, dancing around the "R" word!

Actually, Twin Cities did say that he was Republican, so your mockery falls flat on its face.


I believe my mockery is still warranted.
I therefore stand by my mockery.
 
2008-12-10 03:05:35 PM  

krelborne: AspectRatio: But...but... the article doesn't mention his party affiliation!

Stupid MSM, dancing around the "R" word!

Actually, Twin Cities did say that he was Republican, so your mockery falls flat on its face.


I was going to make the same mockery, but in light of your comment I re-read the article and still don't see it. (ctrl-f for "rep" or "republican" didn't reveal a party affiliation [but lots of "reports"])

Of course as a semi-informed reader I know their affiliations so don't really need to be told every time I see their name. What is up with the news expecting us to have prior knowledge? Who do they think I am, some sort of egghead, ivory tower intellect who has the time to research obscurities like prominent governors or senate races?
 
2008-12-10 03:06:15 PM  
where are all those people that were in the Blago head from the Right that were calling for his head?

Must be their lunch time.
 
2008-12-10 03:06:37 PM  
nevermind, I didn't follow the link, just the excerpt. But I agree with aspect: warranted mockery.
 
2008-12-10 03:08:06 PM  

Xerxes99: This smacks of democrat dirty tricks..... F*$king Franken.....


Wow look the guy who was attacking Blago in the previous threads is now defending his guy who is corrupt.

Ahhh the Right wing double standards.
 
2008-12-10 03:08:30 PM  

Xerxes99: This smacks of democrat dirty tricks..... F*$king Franken.....


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DEMOCRATS! THEY TRICKS US! THEY STEALS FROM US!
 
2008-12-10 03:13:25 PM  

Corvus: Xerxes99: This smacks of democrat dirty tricks..... F*$king Franken.....

Wow look the guy who was attacking Blago in the previous threads is now defending his guy who is corrupt.

Ahhh the Right wing double standards.


Also, why would Franken bother at this point? Nobody is voting anymore. He could accuse Coleman of having gay sex with roadkill and it would not change a single vote.

Better question, when did the FBI start investigating? And, was news of the investigation kept quiet until after the election?
 
2008-12-10 03:13:32 PM  
If anything comes of this I fully expect to see Norm attempt to throw his wife under the bus in an attempt to save himself. The man is a douche and the schadenfreude I will feel if he gets busted for this will be considerable.
 
2008-12-10 03:18:18 PM  

Corvus: Xerxes99: This smacks of democrat dirty tricks..... F*$king Franken.....

Wow look the guy who was attacking Blago in the previous threads is now defending his guy who is corrupt.

Ahhh the Right wing double standards.


/Have you read any published indictments of Coleman? Nope.. didn't think so.
 
2008-12-10 03:21:47 PM  

Xerxes99: /Have you read any published indictments of Coleman? Nope.. didn't think so.


So he was right before the election and that means he was behind it because revealing it after the election somehow helps him.

Argument FAIL.
 
2008-12-10 03:21:49 PM  

GameSprocket: ...having gay sex with roadkill and it would not change a single vote.


/Coleman? If I didn't know any better.. I could have sworn you were describing Frankens latest trist....
 
2008-12-10 03:26:37 PM  
The cognitive dissonance between this thread and the Blago threads is quite astounding.

Don't point out this article that says their schizophrenia has its origins in evolution. (new window) That'll spark an epic threadjack.

And before you say "They just studied chimps," remember that chimps and trolls are quite closely related.
 
2008-12-10 03:35:40 PM  

Xerxes99: GameSprocket: ...having gay sex with roadkill and it would not change a single vote.

/Coleman? If I didn't know any better.. I could have sworn you were describing Frankens latest trist....


Awww, now you are just sad. At least be more interesting than some 10 year old with ADD.

What happened to Sunny Ray? I want a quality troll!
 
2008-12-10 03:47:58 PM  

MaxxLarge: GameSprocket: As a MN voter, I have to say that this information would have been more useful on November 3. I will be pissed if the state has to pay for this big recount just to have Coleman resign. We are already looking at a HUGE deficit this year.

I'm with you. Because if Coleman "wins" and still then to resign...Doesn't Pawlenty get to appoint our next Senator?

The SMART move at that point would be to send Franken, being as it's STILL a hair's-breadth even split, and that would make the largest amount of constituents happy. But of course, Pawlenty's a Republican, so it's not like he'd even think about taking the will of the other 50% of the voters into consideration.

I'm not sure if it's possible during a recount for one candidate to withdraw and cede the still-technically-ongoing race...But MAN, I hope that's how it plays out. No matter what, this was the most farked-up election ever even before this happened.


which, I hate to say it is why they waited until AFTER the election. Charges are just that Charges and not convictions, because of that whole innocent until proven guilty thing. On the other hand if the FBI announced their investigation just BEFORE the election it would certainly place the candidate under a cloud that would undoubtedly affect his election chances.

So in the interest fo fairness and not politicizing the DOJ, the policy is that you don't announce an investigation, bring charges etc, right before an election.

And much as I want Coleman to lose, I have to say I respect that policy as being the right thing to do
 
2008-12-10 03:49:09 PM  

TomD9938: stpauler: ....this should've happened when he was just a corrupt mayor of a podunk city.

More like a left wing government town full of people who produce nothing and expect everything.

Neither paper here has forgiven Norm for leaving the Democrat Party.

More accurately though, he was forced out for the sin of bieng pro-life.


Why is it that all the crazy right wing sorts refuse to call the Democratic party what it is?

DemocratIC. DemocratIC.
 
2008-12-10 04:02:37 PM  
www.volkskrantblog.nl

Retardus Corruptus!!!
 
2008-12-10 04:09:04 PM  

Magorn: So in the interest fo fairness and not politicizing the DOJ, the policy is that you don't announce an investigation, bring charges etc, right before an election.

And much as I want Coleman to lose, I have to say I respect that policy as being the right thing to do


Good point.
 
2008-12-10 04:38:52 PM  
Xerxes99: /Have you read any published indictments of Coleman? Nope.. didn't think so.

That's because he's still under investigation, asswipe. The indictment isn't written until AFTER the investigation.
 
2008-12-10 04:43:47 PM  

Tiberius Gracchus: krelborne: AspectRatio: But...but... the article doesn't mention his party affiliation!

Stupid MSM, dancing around the "R" word!

Actually, Twin Cities did say that he was Republican, so your mockery falls flat on its face.

I was going to make the same mockery, but in light of your comment I re-read the article and still don't see it. (ctrl-f for "rep" or "republican" didn't reveal a party affiliation [but lots of "reports"])


You must be looking at HuffPo. HufPo is little more than a blog. Read the actual article.
 
2008-12-10 04:45:48 PM  

Tiberius Gracchus: nevermind, I didn't follow the link, just the excerpt. But I agree with aspect: warranted mockery.


Well, I guess that's, like, your opinion, man.
 
2008-12-10 05:24:07 PM  

Dafatone: TomD9938: stpauler: ....this should've happened when he was just a corrupt mayor of a podunk city.

More like a left wing government town full of people who produce nothing and expect everything.

Neither paper here has forgiven Norm for leaving the Democrat Party.

More accurately though, he was forced out for the sin of bieng pro-life.

Why is it that all the crazy right wing sorts refuse to call the Democratic party what it is?

DemocratIC. DemocratIC.


On the other hand, it makes it easy to pick out whose argument to immediately dismiss. You know, the dumbshiats of the Republic Party.
 
2008-12-10 06:21:43 PM  

GameSprocket: I will be pissed if the state has to pay for this big recount just to have Coleman resign. We are already looking at a HUGE deficit this year.


I am looking at it as an mini economic stimulus package. There were a lot of advertising dollars that stopped flowing into the economy once the voting began. Plus the media has to cover this leaving less room for "price tag of Christmas" stories
 
2008-12-10 06:32:14 PM  
I hope Normie wins and stays in the Senate.

I never laughed so loud in my life than when George Galloway ripped Normies arse out through his throat when Normie questioned Galloway in a Senate hearing.

some of highlights:

Not that it takes much effort to make Coleman look silly, but the Brit came, and the Brit kicked Coleman's butt... and as an added bonus, smacked down "drink-soaked former-Trotskyist popinjay" Christopher Hitchens for good measure. You're a drink-soaked former-Trotskyist popinjay!Galloway v the US Senate (timesonline.co.uk) ..."Now, Senator, I gave my heart and soul to oppose the policy that you promoted. I gave my political life's blood to try to stop the mass killing of Iraqis by the sanctions on Iraq which killed one million Iraqis, most of them children, most of them died before they even knew that they were Iraqis, but they died for no other reason other than that they were Iraqis with the misfortune to born at that time. I gave my heart and soul to stop you committing the disaster that you did commit in invading Iraq. And I told the world that your case for the war was a pack of lies. "I told the world that Iraq, contrary to your claims did not have weapons of mass destruction. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to al-Qaeda. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that Iraq had no connection to the atrocity on 9/11 2001. I told the world, contrary to your claims, that the Iraqi people would resist a British and American invasion of their country and that the fall of Baghdad would not be the beginning of the end, but merely the end of the beginning...

"Senator, in everything I said about Iraq, I turned out to be right and you turned out to be wrong and 100,000 people paid with their lives; 1600 of them American soldiers sent to their deaths on a pack of lies; 15,000 of them wounded, many of them disabled forever on a pack of lies. If the world had listened to Kofi Annan, whose dismissal you demanded, if the world had listened to President Chirac who you want to paint as some kind of corrupt traitor, if the world had listened to me and the anti-war movement in Britain, we would not be in the disaster that we are in today. Senator, this is the mother of all smokescreens. You are trying to divert attention from the crimes that you supported, from the theft of billions of dollars of Iraq's wealth. "Have a look at the real Oil-for-Food scandal. Have a look at the 14 months you were in charge of Baghdad, the first 14 months when $8.8 billion of Iraq's wealth went missing on your watch. Have a look at Haliburton and other American corporations that stole not only Iraq's money, but the money of the American taxpayer. "Have a look at the oil that you didn't even meter, that you were shipping out of the country and selling, the proceeds of which went who knows where? Have a look at the $800 million you gave to American military commanders to hand out around the country without even counting it or weighing it. "Have a look at the real scandal breaking in the newspapers today, revealed in the earlier testimony in this committee. That the biggest sanctions busters were not me or Russian politicians or French politicians. The real sanctions busters were your own companies with the connivance of your own Government."
 
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